Category: Food

How to Make a Traditional Puerto Rican Thanksgiving Day Dinner

  Even though Thanks­giv­ing was not always a tra­di­tion­al hol­i­day on the island, many Puer­to Rican fam­i­lies call­ing the States home began cel­e­brat­ing it by adding a touch of Sabor Lati­no. A tra­di­tion­al Puer­to Rican Thanks­giv­ing menu will like­ly con­sist of Pav­o­chon, Mofon­go stuff­ing, Arroz con Gan­d­ules (rice with pigeon peas), Tostones, and Tem­bleque or dulce de leche. I serve a green bean casse­role with my meal and for an appe­tiz­er I fry up some Pla­tanos ver­sus the Tostones. I sea­son mine with gar­lic, black pep­per and salt and serve them with Mojo Criol­lo. I’m usu­al­ly cook­ing enough food...

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The Best of Puerto Rican Food

Puer­to Rican food is a mix­ture of African, Taino, and Span­ish influ­ences. They have their own take on cre­ole food, which they call coci­na criol­la. This cook­ing style is not only pop­u­lar with locals; tourists also fre­quent Puer­to Rico to expe­ri­ence authen­tic cre­ole dish­es, as well. The coun­try of Puer­to Rico has dif­fer­ent types of dish­es that have become part of the locals’ dai­ly diet. One is called pastelon de carne, which is a pie made of meat such as ham and/or pork. You can buy these at restau­rants and shops lin­ing the streets, and some cre­ative cooks have even placed a Puer­to Rican flag on top of it as décor. Anoth­er favorite is carne fri­ta con cebol­la, which is made up of beef and onions. Then there’s chick­en with rice, or Arroz con pol­lo, which is quite pop­u­lar, as well as oth­er chick­en dish­es like sour chick­en or broiled chick­en. A Span­ish-inspired omelet with pota­toes and onions is called the Tor­tilla Espanola. Puer­to Rican meals are also known for its exten­sive use of beef tongue, brains, and kid­neys. Inter­est­ing­ly, dai­ly Puer­to Rico din­ing nor­mal­ly includes appe­tiz­ers. Some appe­tiz­ers that are favorites of locals are empanadil­las or turnovers with crab or lob­ster fill­ing, and bacalaitos or crispy frit­ters made with cod. They also serve soup like sopon de pesca­do, which is fish soup, and sopon de pol­lo con arroz,...

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Asopao de Pollo

[ad_1] This soupy rice and chick­en stew is a clas­sic Puer­to Rican recipe that is pre­pared in every Puer­to Rican home. Make sure you make plen­ty, this soup keeps get­ting bet­ter with every serv­ing. Although it takes 1½ hours to pre­pare, serves 4, and it will be even bet­ter the next day at lunch or din­ner. Pre­pare plen­ty Sun­day night and enjoy a bowl on Mon­day for a quick din­ner. Here’s the recipe: 3 gar­lic cloves, minced 2 tea­spoons dried oregano 1 tea­spoon salt, add more to taste 1 tea­spoon black pep­per, add more to taste 3 pounds chick­en parts...

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Puerto Rican Recipes

[ad_1] Caribbean Islands have a rich and fla­vor­ful dish­es. And Puer­to Rico is one of the best places for vaca­tion. The island offers a superb relax­ation adven­tures with sooth­ing beach, com­fort­able and lux­u­ri­ous hotels, col­or­ful fes­ti­vals, and most espe­cial­ly the mouth-water­ing cuisines of Puer­to Rico. Yes, part of the few rea­sons as to why peo­ple vis­it­ed the place, it is because of food. Puer­to Rican recipes pro­vide a dif­fer­ent style and flavor.These cuisines become famous not in only with­in the Caribbean island but also glob­al­ly. Chefs are inter­est­ed to learn tra­di­tion­al dish­es because of its extra­or­di­nary taste. Puer­to Rican...

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Desserts in Puerto Rican Style

[ad_1] Desserts in Puer­to Rico most­ly com­prise of a type of flan or egg cus­tard. Just as usu­al in the Puer­to Rican flag is a slice of gua­va jel­ly with white cheese (que­so blan­co). Chefs seize the abun­dant pro­duce of fruits in Puer­to Rico and make sev­er­al desserts, which include banana flan, orange lay­er cake, gua­va mousse, and coconut flan. The tasti­est dessert could be a fresh­ly made fruit cock­tail. Pump­kin grows abun­dant­ly in Puer­to Rico so it is not just con­sumed as a side veg­etable and used to spice up soup, but to cre­ate as well the lus­cious...

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